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Thursday 6th September.

First of all we would like to welcome you all to Molehill, and secondly to Kangaroo Class. The children came into school and settled well. We played trains, dinosaurs, made tea for the teachers and most of all had FUN!

We look forward to working with you all this year,and we can’t wait to see your children flourish and become independent learners.   If there is anything you would like to ask during the year please do not hesitate to do so. We will strive to make this an enjoyable an fun year for your child/ren.

Thank you

 

 

 

Monday 2nd July 2018

This week we will be taking about the police. It was the Kent Police Open day at the weekend, and the children have shown an interest to learn about them. We will also look at the story, The pig in a pond. This will be the build up for our trip this Friday. We all can’t wait  and are now on count down, 4 more sleeps!!

Photographs from last week’s learning.

Date – Monday 25th June 2018

This week we will be looking at our new class pet, our butterflies, before we release them back into the wild on Wednesday.  

Also this week we will look at a story called- The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. We will make Lists of foods, Make healthy lunchboxes and will look at Grace Darling,a lighthouse keepers daughter. Grace Darling was influential as without her the RNLI may never have been created. 

Next week we will be learning about Australia. If you have anything from Australia please could you bring it in so we can share experiences, photographs etc with the children. Thank you. Here are a few pictures from this week and the disco.

This week 11-06-18.

This week week we will be looking at a book called, Dear Greenpeace by Simon James. The children will begin the book by looking at whales.

We have very special visitors in Kangaroo Class that have arrived this week, caterpillars that we emerge into butterflies soon. Look at our photographs from our fun week of learning.  We also learnt about the Muslim Celebrations of Eid Mubarak and made decorations to get ready. Kangaroo Class would like to wish all our friend a happy Eid !

 Dressing up for Eid.

 Measuring how big a Blue Whale is compared to other whales.

Welcome back to term 6-

This week we have been looking at the Bog Baby and have written what we need to keep the Bog Baby safe in our classroom.

Today (5-06-18) we have had a visit form Warburtons. The children have tasted different types of bread and have also made a sandwich to take home. Here are some of the photographs of our amazing visit. We would like to thank Laura and Sandra, From Warburtons for making the visit an enjoyable one for the children.

Term 6.

To start the term we will be looking at a story called ‘Bog Baby‘. The Bog Baby is a magical story by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward.  The children will learn to look after and care for wildlife and will understand that all animals/ insects have a habitat and some habitats are different to ours.

Here is a little bit of information about the story –

When two small sisters go fishing to the magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt. They find a bog baby. Small and blue with wings like a dragon, the girls decide to make him their secret. I won’t tell if you won’t.

But the bog baby is a wild thing, and when he becomes poorly, the girls decide they must tell their mum. And she tells them the greatest lesson: if you really love something, you have to let it go.

Also in this term we will be looking after butterflies, they have been ordered and will arrive the first week back, in Kangaroo Class. We will look at the life cycle of a butterfly during this term and will have fun releasing them back into the wild.

We hope you have a restful break and look forward working with you after the half term- Term 6. 

Monday 21st May.

Next we we will start the week looking at the royal wedding again and will talk about the events that have happened over the weekend. We will look at a story called ‘ The Queens Knickers’ and will write to the queen to see what she enjoyed about the wedding.

Don’t forget you are invited in on Thursday for our Fabulous Finish. It will start at 2:15. We look forward to seeing you. 

This week has been amazing! We started with – The Royal Wedding, Tuesday ‘The Queens Knickers’, Wednesday- Captain loves underpants and Thursday- ‘ Aliens love underpants’. We finished off today by going to the library and playing phonics bingo. What amazing learning by all children, well done Kangaroo Class.

A Big- Thank you for attending our fabulous finish. We hope you enjoyed seeing what we have been learning.

Monday 14th May 2018.

This week we will focus on the Royal wedding. We have already made a wedding cake and talked about members of the Royal family starting with the Queen. Each day we will focus on a member of the Royal family. We will write invitations, create menus, make flowers, make bunting etc.

Wow! What an amazing week we have had. We finished this week with a Royal Wedding and also sent our wedding letters to Meghan and Harry.

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Tuesday 8th May 2018

This week we will be leaning about Supertato. We again look forward to showing our learning. super tato

What a busy week we have had. We enjoyed looking at the duckling, having a mini-beast hunt and learning all about ladybirds. We have been amazed to see how many we have in our school grounds. Don’t forget Monday 7th May is Bank Holiday and so there we be no school for this day. Back Tuesday for more fun learning.

We are proud to say we have Ducklings hatching at Molehill! To watch their progress and  see more ducklings hatching-  log on to our website and scroll down to the bottom of the page.  You will see – Ducklings Live Stream. It is very exciting to watch.

Week Beginning 30th April

This week we will be looking at the book- The Grumpy Ladybird.

The children are very fascinated with the many ladybirds we have in the grounds of Molehill and therefore this is a fantastic book.

We will begin the week by learning the time, O’clock and half past, we will be adding the spots on the ladybird, subtracting the aphids as the ladybird eats them, and will be looking at 2d and 3d shapes.

In groups the children will discuss why the ladybird is grumpy and will think of ways that we can cheer him up. We will also write letters and make cards  to say sorry for being grumpy.

The children will also enjoy a story telling afternoon with Gerald the Giraffe. I will upload photographs of our learning very soon.

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Monday 16th April 2018

Welcome back to another exciting term, Term 5. We hope that you had a wonderful break and are refreshed. We look forward to sharing what the children have been learning and how the children have progressed through the term. Term 5 newsletter (1) (1)

This term we will start with the topic of ‘Mini-beast’. We have started this topic by  reading a booked called the Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. This week the children will build a mini-beast hotel, will learn what an insect is and will go on mini-beast hunts around the school. We will also  draw the bugs, look at Symmetry, and add and subtract using fruits from the story or the bugs themselves. (well plastic ones) . The children have already shown great excitement about learning about the creatures. as one child said ‘ This is fun Mrs Maskell’, as we looked under rocks and plants for the animals.

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Bug making and painting bugs with water. Looking for mini-beast and making habitats for mini-beasts. DSCF9562DSCF9616[1] DSCF9620[1]Symmetry

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Term 5.  Monday 16th April 2018

During this term we will be learning about Minibeasts.

We will start the term learning about the Hungry Caterpillar.download

Week beginning –  Monday 26th March 2018

This week we have been looking at a book called ‘The Tiger That Came To Tea’ The children have written shopping lists, invitations and had a fantastic tea party that parents attended, Thank you.

We also have visited the Church to learn about the Last Supper. The children were so well behaved and enjoyed bread, blackcurrant and a small Easter egg from Mrs Bathford.  The children  have also made Easter cakes and have worn Easter bonnets.   We wish you a very Happy Easter from the Foundation Team.

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Next week we will be looking at Easter and will concentrate on learning about the farm.

We will take a visit to New Line Learning and will be having a talk about where our food comes from and the dairy products produced at the farm. We will continue to focus on counting (eggs with numbers), sharing, doubling and adding and subtracting numbers. We will also look at shape and pattern.  We will focus on reading and will be writing sentences. Please- keep up the fantastic work with reading at home . Your children are amazing and are continuing to make us proud with all areas of learning.

Date for your diary- Fabulous finish 28th March- Please note that we are going to have a ‘Tigers’  tea party and you are invited to join us at 2pm in Kangaroo Class. 

Next week we will be looking at the book- ( Date 12-3-18)

The Little Red Hen

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We will be making bread, learning to recite the story  in Pie Corbett style and writing about how we help others. In Mathematics we will be counting objects to 20 and beyond, looking at the numerals 1-20, adding and subtracting, doubling and halving and making patterns.  We can’t wait to show you our learning.DSCF5959DSCF5967DSCF9411DSCF9413DSCF5924DSCF5937 DSCF5938 DSCF5944 DSCF5951 DSCF9396 DSCF9397 DSCF9398 DSCF9399 DSCF5941 DSCF5942 DSCF5943

Welcome back after the snow. We hope that you had fun and it was a memorable experience. Date – 5th March 2018.

This week we have started to look at healthy eating. We started today by looking at the different food groups and what makes a healthy balanced diet. We wrote about what kinds of food we like that are healthy. We have also made a bar graph of our favourite fruits.

We will also be writing about what we eat at very special occasions and will be trying different foods. This week we will be looking at the trigraphs – air and ear and will focus on consolidating the phonemes already taught.

Today we worked tried different fruits, vegetables and pickles (Friday) Enjoy the photographs of the week we have had and the love of learning we have in Kangaroo Class.

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Monday last week we started looking at the the poem ‘Chocolate Cake’ by Michael Rosen but unfortunately we had the snow that hindered our learning. We will look at this again very soon.

19/2/2018

Welcome back to term 4. My goodness these terms are flying past! We hope you had a restful break and are  ready for the term ahead.

We will start the term with a book called Mr Wolf’s Pancakes. We will be writing shopping lists, writing about our favourite food and learning about money. Here are some pictures taken today. DSCF9133[1]DSCF9134[1]DSCF9128[1] DSCF9132[1]DSCF9119[1]

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

This week we have had so much fun learning about the traditional tale, The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

We have made bridges, learnt about the best 3D  and 2D shapes to make bridges and have written about the troll. We have also painted pictures in the style of Lowry. In maths we also learnt about ordinal numbers, (first, second and third) and played a game to cross the bridge using problem solving methods. We gave the children problems like what is one more than? One less than? What is 2 and 3? and what is 6 shared by 2? The children really enjoyed the challenge.

The Gruffalo

came to Molehill Primary Academy! We made clay models, wrote a description of The Gruffalo, chose our favourate Gruffalo character colours, and played lots of Gruffalo maths games. We ended the week by having a gallery of our art work. The children took turns to say what they liked about the works of art, and chose which ones they would like to take home.

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This week we have been learning about Red Riding Hood.

We have acted out the story, made food for Grandma and have written get well cards to Grandma. We have also thought about the wolf and have described him so that he can be caught by the police.  Some of our fabulous writing is now in our special writing books. In these books we take care about what we write and it’s our best work. Perhaps you can see these next time you pop in. We love to show you how  hard your child works.

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This week we have also created a science experiment. We wanted to find out how plants drink. We have placed our white flowers into a cap with different coloured water. Over the next few days we will be looking at our flower to see if it changes. Here are a few pictures of the week so far.  In phonics this we we have been learning y, z, zz and qu.

Next week  we are learning about Little Read Riding Hood!  Dates to place in your diary- Fabulous Finish (Stay and Play) Thursday 8th February 2018 last day of term Friday 9th February 2018. 

WELCOME BACK! 

Monday 8th January 2018

This week we have been learning about ‘The Bear Hunt’. We have made bear mask, created bear pictures with forks, made bear crowns, written about an animal we would like to go on a hunt for, looked in the woods for a bear and used positional language, under, over, next to, on top of  and have used positional language on the equipment/apparatus in P.E.  In maths we have also counted bears, positioned bears and have added up using bears.  What a busy week we have had.

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This week we have been learning the Phonemes- Y, W, X and J. We have also been setting challenges for the children to complete.

Here are some of the challenges we set-

Can you build a tower of 10 cubes/ bricks?

Can you make a repeated pattern with three colours/ shapes?

Can you write your whole name?

Make a bear mask?

Identify  numbers to 5, 10 or 20?

Can you make a Numicon number line?

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These have been a great success and we look forward to showing you some of these.

Thursday 4th January 2018.

Welcome back and a very Happy New year to you all, from all the Foundation stage team!

Well our first two days  back we started thinking about what we had been doing over the Christmas holidays. We Made repeated patterns from shapes for wrapping paper and wrote about our favourite Christmas presents. We also thought about the fun we had with the Christmas party last term, decorating the tree and the language that came from finding the ice outside, on a cold winter’s day. We thought about where it came from and this is what the children thought – Jack frost sprinkled the ice, it’s the temperature going down that has made the ice, the water has frozen and that is the ice!– what lovely ideas these were and sparked lots of talking between teachers and the children.  Here are some photographs of the first few days back and the last few days of term.

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Monday 11th December.

This week we are looking at different festivals. We will start by looking at Diwali- The Festival of light and will make Diva lights to help Rama and Sita have a safe journey home. We will also look at how Spain celebrates Christmas and will have a special visitor who will be bring traditional Spanish biscuits.  This week we have had our very first Christmas dinner. Look at how much fun we had! Also- This week we look forward to showing you our Nativity. Don’t Forget this will be at 10:30 on Friday 15th December. Here are some preview pictures.

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Monday 4th December.

This week our focus will be the Christmas story. We will learn about the traditional story and the true meaning of Christmas.

We will be making and writing Christmas cards, writing letters to father Christmas and writing our Christmas list. We will also be doing lots of counting, adding up presents and learning one one and one less than a given number.

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Next week we will be learning about Handa’s Surprise. We will be fruit tasting,  creating observational drawings, fruit painting,  writing about our favourite animal and counting the animals and the adding the amount of feet they have.  A fun and exciting week. We can’t wait to show you our learning.DSCF8727

 

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Week beginning Monday 20th November.

This week we have started to look at the story – The Jolly Postman. We will create story maps, look at addresses and the numbers on letters, create our own letters or postcards and talk about using our known phonemes (sounds) to help the postman deliver the letters to the correct houses. We will show you our lovely work very soon!

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Tuesday 21st November 2017

The Foundation Team would like to start with a BIG THANK YOU  to all the children for their exceptional behaviour on the school trip. The children did Molehill proud and it was a pleasure to take them!!!

We had amazing fun walking to Loose and making the pizzas of our own choice. The members of staff made our trip a wonderful experience for the children and we will be writing thank you cards this week.  All the children felt the dough, chose their own toppings and had a slice before leaving. We also watched the staff make pizzas. Here are some photographs of our day.

 

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REMINDER

Please can you have your child in school for 8 am tomorrow ( Tuesday 21st November 2017)  as we are promptly leaving to make pizza at Domino’s. This will be a fabulous experience for the children. Look on here for updated pictures. Thank You

The Foundation Team.

Open Mornings

Wednesday 29th November 2017 1:30 -3pm

Thursday 30th November 2017 9:30 11:30 am

Tuesday 5th December 2017 9:30-11:30 am.

Come and tour our school including our Foundation Stage classrooms and magnificent outside play area. Meet the friendly Early Years Foundation Stage team and the children of the school.

Please note there are no parking facilities in the school grounds.

Mole

 

 

 

Week beginning 13th November 2017

This week we have been learning about Cinderella. We made wands and added the correct number of beads to the numeral. We also wrote wedding invitations and had a wedding service in St Martins Church. This was so much fun. Kangaroo class thought that we need to make a wedding cake for Cinderella so we made cakes to celebrate.

To end the week we dressed up to raise money for Children in Need.

Here are some pictures of our fantastic learning.

 

Our phonics homework this week is to look for words beginning with i,n,m and d.

Last week we looked at the letters S.A.T.P.

 

 

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Week Beginning Monday 6th November 2017

This week has been a tremendous start to the new term. We started the week looking at fireworks and spoke about the colours we saw and the safety aspects. We read a story of how Welephant and his friend Spikey enjoyed a safe bonfire night and firework display. It had many fire safety messages particularly to do with fireworks and the firework code. The children really enjoyed this and it caused us to reflect on our own experiences of fireworks.

We then went on to make fireworks, we created firework dances and made firework pictures.

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We also went on this week to learn about remembrance day. We discussed the significance of the event and painted pictures, made poppies, created medals and even made our own trenches. To finish the week we made a poppy biscuit to take home.

Here are the pictures of our fabulous week of learning!

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The children became interested in learning about the Stick Man and collected sticks of different sizes. They then went on and decided to make army dens from the sticks.

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What a fantastic end of the term. We thought you would like to see what the children have been Learning and what better way than through photographs. We thank you once again for your continued support.

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Wow! Thank you for all your support and lovely comments from our stay and play session. The children amaze us everyday with their fantastic learning and we have had such fun this term.

Today (Thursday 19th October) we have been making Harvest soup. Look at our photo’s. This week, Wednesday  we have also had a visit from Tesco’s where we got to try several foods. pickles, crackers, pickled onions, apples and various fruits. We thank Dan and Helen for their lovely workshop teaching the children about food and Harvest time.

 

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Do you have a child aged 4 on or before 31st August 2018?

If so please Join us on our…….

Open Mornings

Wednesday 29th November 2017 1:30 -3pm

Thursday 30th November 2017 9:30 11:30 am

Tuesday 5th December 2017 9:30-11:30 am.

Come and tour our school including our Foundation Stage classrooms and magnificent outside play area. Meet the friendly Early Years Foundation Stage team and the children of the school.

Please note there are no parking facilities in the school grounds.

Mole

Dates for your diary!!

Tuesday 21st November 2017- We are making pizza at Dominoes in Loose. Please note we are leaving school at 8am and walking to the venue.

Christmas performance -Friday 15th December 2017- 10:30 am. Come and see our wonderful Nativity play.

Thursday 14th December – Come and join to see some of our fantastic learning. We hope you can make it. 2:30pm Until 3. 

Wednesday 20th December – Break up for the Christmas holidays- 1:30pm Finish. 

Monday 16th July 2pm Kangaroo Class sports day.

Welcome to Kangaroo Class.

Well what an amazing week we have had. We have settled into our class and our routines and have even had our first school dinner.

We have been learning where all of the resources are within our classroom and have been investigating both of our indoor and outdoor areas.  Here are a few pictures of our first amazing week at Molehill. DSCF4768DSCF4696DSCF4687DSCF4842 DSCF4714DSCF4684DSCF4688Term 1 Newsletter 2017 (4)

 

Could we please ask that you bring in a spare set of clothes for your child and wellies if you have them. Thank you.

This Friday 15th September we will be sending out the school reading books. We would like you to share this book with your child/ren and write in the reading contact book when the book is read.

Many thanks for all your support this week in settling the children into the class and school routine. Don’t forget we are full time next week and we will be finishing at 3:10.

We look forward to working with you all.

The foundation team!

 

25th September 2017.

This week we have been looking at friendship. We have read the story, The Rainbow Fish and discussed who our friends are and why they are our friends. We have also been naming parts of the human body by singing the song, head, shoulders knees and toes.  Children have been loving our new role play – the baby clinic.  The children have been making sure the babies are fed well and looked after carefully. Well done Kangaroo Class!!

Here is the news letter sent out last week. Newsletter

 

Friday 13th October 2017.

This week we have been learning about people who help us. we have dressed up as fire fighters, doctors, nurses and even dentists. We have had great fun doing this and have learnt many things about the different uniforms and the roles they play in everyday life. Here are a few pictures of our fun week.

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Next week we will be looking at Harvest and we will have a very special visitor who will be making pumpkin soup with us. We will be trying different foods and will be learning where these foods come from. Don’t forget that next week we would love to see you at our fabulous finish. Thursday 19th at 2:30 pm. We would love to share what we have been learning with you, and show you our classroom.

We would also like to share some photographs with you to show our fantastic learning.

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